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Parish Bulletin 15 November 2020

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, St Joseph’s Passionist Church 15th November 2020

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible at present to come to Mass in St Joseph’s Church. This weekend Sat. 11 a.m. Mass will be on YouTube - www.stjoeparis.org – and follow the link. On Sunday 15 November, Mass at 10 am and 12 noon will also be available online. 8.30 a.m. Weekday Mass and Sat Mass at 11 am. will also be online. Pre-registration for weekend Mass is suspended until further notice.

All Souls Altar List of the Dead: Please send names by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Names received will be placed in the box at the Altar and included in Masses in Nov. May they rest in peace. Amen


Collections 8th Nov. : ADP : € 508 ; La Quête : € 57.  Your support at this time is especially appreciated.
Feasts during this week: Mon: St Margaret of Scotland; Tues: St Elizabeth of Hungary; Sat: The Presentation of Our Lady.
Saints of God, pray for us in all our need.

Marriage Preparation Course has a final session on the Sacrament of Marriage which will be online on Sat., 21 Nov. Appreciation and thanks to the couple who directed the previous sections of this course. We pray for couples preparing for Marriage at this time.

Bible Study on Wed. online at10.30 a.m. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Baptism Applications: www.stjoeparis.org

YAM events Oct – Jan ’21 from email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bulletin can be requested from parish office and it will be emailed weekly to you. Efforts continue to recover all computer data, so that you will receive the Bulletin each week. {Aidan}

Contact St Joseph’s during ‘lockdown’’:
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Donations for St Joseph’s Church: From website to St joseph ADP; also La Quête.

Cheques: Eglise St Joseph (Parish A/C)
Les Pères Passionistes’ (Mass Intention offerings.)


Advent and Christmas Schedule:
After 1st December, {I hope}, these will be arranged and published once the regulations for public worship are made known. In the meantime, we pray and care for each other. Updates of arrangements on St Joseph’s website.


A Reflection on weekend Readings

Gifts are in the news these days. With the 1st Sunday of Advent coming in two weeks’ time, Christmas is getting close. Christmas adverts suggest how we can prepare for it in this COVID era. Choosing and buying gifts is not always easy even at the best of times.

As we prepare our list of gifts, a gift may already have arrived. A vaccine is on the horizon. It is not yet here but a ray of light is shining. Like waiting a long time for a bus to come, two then arrive. The hope is that there may be six or more vaccines coming our way. If this works out to be the case, what a gift!

Many people have been praying for this. I began praying a decade of the Rosary daily in mid-March that a safe, life changing vaccine might be discovered. My prayer was not for God to directly do this, but for His Sprit to guide and inspire all who were searching for a safe and ethical antidote. Daily I prayed for this through the intercession of Mary.

Today’s Gospel is full of hope. We miss not being together at Mass. What a gift it is that so many people can join online Mass from St Joseph’s. It is not the ideal. But each time I celebrate Mass, I see not so much an empty church, but I sense the presence of people from all over the world. Parishioners, are as special as ever, while people in distant places now feel they belong in our community. They ask for prayers and often simply express ‘thanks’ to us all at St Joseph’s.

God did not entrust property nor money to us as in the Parable. He gives us the Universe and this World. These come without a price tag, but with a condition that we take care of our common home, and hand it on from generation to generation until Jesus comes again. Then we will be asked how we have dealt with this gift. My prayer is that when Jesus does come, we have undone a lot of the damage to our environment.

If God had not given us the gift of free will, we could not have caused this damage. Love moved God to leave us free to love or to destroy. It was a huge risk as history shows and remains so to this day. He wants us to transform the world and each other leaving nobody to believe that they have no gifts or talents.

In my own lifetime, I have dug a few holes and buried some gifts given me by God. He sees that like a 1-talented person, “I am afraid, I go off and hide the talent in the ground.” Yet the constant Divine refrain is, ‘Do not be afraid’. At the Annunciation Mary heard these words and took them to heart.

The Bible teaches us that God has a loving face unlike that of the stern master in the parable. God never puts anyone down. What a pity that we can do this to each other. How many people have tragically believed that it is not worthwhile to go on living? They are seldom told that they are of value and also loved. They believe that they are total failures. God knows they are not. Let us tell each other how much they mean to us and to God. Whether we get 5, 2 or 1 Talent, we are God’s children.

 

 

 

StJoeParis

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church
50 Avenue Hoche
75008 Paris, France
33(0)1 42 27 28 56
stjosephparis@wanadoo.fr

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